Archinect - News 2016-02-11T14:18:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147745851/the-architectural-vestiges-of-white-supremacy The architectural vestiges of white supremacy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-09T17:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T22:59:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dcw8ebsvqni4mtkf.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The inequity built into The Lyric Theatre's very architecture is a painful reminder of [Birmingham's] ugly past as one of the most segregated places in America. But it also serves as a living history lesson [...] Across the South, people are struggling with similar questions: What does a changing region do with the vestiges of back-alley service windows, segregated waiting rooms, dual water fountains and abandoned schools that once formed the skeleton of a society built on oppression?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Wait long enough, and anywhere can become a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117905496/archinect-s-lexicon-dark-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dark tourism</a> site. More from the tricky territory of architectural preservation:</p><ul><li><a title='"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence</a></li><li><a title="Preserving a Home in All Its Marred Glory" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145531770/preserving-a-home-in-all-its-marred-glory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preserving a Home in All Its Marred Glory</a></li><li><a title='"Never the Same River Twice" &ndash;&nbsp;Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, on Archinect Sessions #47' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145189824/never-the-same-river-twice-experimental-preservation-and-architectural-authorship-with-jorge-otero-pailos-on-archinect-sessions-47" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Never the Same River Twice" &ndash;&nbsp;Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, on Archinect Sessions #47</a></li><li><a title="Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141818923/saudi-arabia-s-uneasy-relationship-with-its-cultural-heritage-of-mecca-and-medina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina</a></li><li><a title="The Queen's Architect: listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with Jens Bertelsen" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Queen's Architect: listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with Jens Bertelsen</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147117709/selling-cuba-gehry-s-already-there Selling Cuba (Gehry's already there) Alexander Walter 2016-02-01T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T20:21:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7w9p815czoq872.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I give it two years, max [...] It will be US business interests that finally push congress into lifting the embargo &ndash; they&rsquo;re all going crazy being shut out of this market.&rdquo; American architects and developers are already queuing up to be first in line, ready to pounce on investment opportunities when the embargo drops. Frank Gehry sailed into Havana in December, aboard a streamlined yacht he designed for himself, here to &ldquo;offer his expertise to Cuba&rdquo; according to a government statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;You know that Cuba is at the centre of attention of many people,&rdquo; Gehry told the gathered crowd. &ldquo;And in the immediate future it will attract many investors &ndash; particularly the tourism sector. But I am sure that you know to be careful with those projects.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124359173/airbnb-now-open-for-business-in-cuba-despite-anemic-internet-access" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb now open for business in Cuba, despite anemic internet access</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126711733/take-a-virtual-tour-of-havana-s-modern-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a virtual tour of Havana's modern architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016921/cuba-in-talks-for-cultural-exchange-with-us-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cuba in talks for cultural exchange with US museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146660050/the-unexpected-survival-story-of-the-last-shotgun-house-in-santa-monica The unexpected survival story of the last "shotgun" house in Santa Monica Nicholas Korody 2016-01-26T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:02:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rr/rrhp89c7jxr1kbyn.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Small houses can tell big stories," read the apt white words on the pamphlet's blue cover. The shotgun house's Ocean Park neighborhood had once been full of such modest dwellings. It was a working-class place &mdash; home to carpenters and painters and people who washed other people's laundry. But that kind of history most often is erased over time, as little houses make way for bigger ones. Ordinary people often don't chronicle their lives &mdash; and when they leave, their stories do too.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orgxhuh62203bla9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1tecuyfi1ow6d8s.jpg"></p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146138891/it-s-easier-now-to-tear-down-historic-homes-in-beverly-hills-than-before-is-this-progress-or-folly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's easier now to tear down "historic homes" in Beverly Hills than before &ndash; is this progress or folly?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145531770/preserving-a-home-in-all-its-marred-glory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preserving a Home in All Its Marred Glory</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144579300/selective-memory-old-penn-station-ruined-before-it-was-ruined" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selective memory: Old Penn Station, ruined before it was ruined</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled "Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled Justine Testado 2016-01-21T14:35:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:45:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bzsdlziw0yq068c.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The more period commentary on these spaces you read...the more you see the hotel's owners are falling into the very trap the interiors were engineered to escape: banality, anywhere-ness, the flimsiness of changing fashion...Are the current going to rip out the mirror and replace it with barn wood and mason jars? Just wait. Stop the unpermitted demolition. Landmark this interior and, in doing so, remind people of its undated and undateable wonder.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alexandra Lange writes about the&nbsp;Ambassador Grill &amp; Lounge and Hotel Lobby at the United Nations Plaza Hotel (now known as ONE UN New York), which is currently planned for reconstruction and where illegal exploratory demolition has reportedly begun. The remodeling plan has sparked outcry from advocates, who recently filed a Request for Evaluation with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to grant landmark status to the iconic Roche Dinkeloo-designed interior.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145195457/another-bittersweet-look-at-hotel-okura-s-legacy-as-redesign-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another bittersweet look at Hotel Okura's legacy, as redesign is underway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143530079/following-warehouse-explosion-three-new-high-rises-in-tianjin-planned-for-demolition-amid-anti-corruption-campaign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following warehouse explosion, three new high-rises in Tianjin planned for demolition amid anti-corruption campaign</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146138891/it-s-easier-now-to-tear-down-historic-homes-in-beverly-hills-than-before-is-this-progress-or-folly It's easier now to tear down "historic homes" in Beverly Hills than before – is this progress or folly? Nicholas Korody 2016-01-19T20:22:00-05:00 >2016-01-25T19:43:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1gcdassgjzvdn5j4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last July, the Beverly Hills City Council voted to modify the city&rsquo;s historic preservation ordinance, thereby making it easier to demolish buildings that were at one point deemed &ldquo;historic.&rdquo; While the City Council understands this a mark of progress&mdash;allowing more real estate money, and therefore more revenue, to flow into the city&mdash;historically minded citizens believe the modification places architecturally and historically relevant buildings onto a very slippery slope...</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><p><a title="Roam L.A.'s Westside with these travel tips from Ehrlich Architects' Takashi Yanai" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143597471/roam-l-a-s-westside-with-these-travel-tips-from-ehrlich-architects-takashi-yanai" target="_blank">Roam L.A.'s Westside with these travel tips from Ehrlich Architects' Takashi Yanai</a></p></li><li><p><a title="$500,000,000 spec house under construction in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140903285/500-000-000-spec-house-under-construction-in-la" target="_blank">$500,000,000 spec house under construction in LA</a></p></li><li><p><a title='MAD unveils "hillside village" project for Beverly Hills' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129957435/mad-unveils-hillside-village-project-for-beverly-hills" target="_blank">MAD unveils "hillside village" project for Beverly Hills</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence "Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" – say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence Alexander Walter 2016-01-15T19:29:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T15:38:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83y7z0plagnx6g81.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hotel plan by the Procaccianti Group Inc. [...] is being welcomed by construction-trades unions, city officials and surrounding business owners. But Ned Connors, an architect and historian of the Weybosset urban renewal project, says he will miss the Fogarty building. It&rsquo;s not ugly, he said, it&rsquo;s just &hellip; different. At about 50 years old, he said the Fogarty building is in the most dangerous time in a structure's life: when it&rsquo;s too old to be hip but too young to be venerated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sadly the architectural design of the proposed extended stay high-rise hotel that has been OKed by Providence City Council last December to replace the Fogarty building could not be any more generic and bland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5w/5whddeqc27ab8mws.jpg"></p><p>What do you think, Archinectors? Do we have Providence locals here among our readers that can share their memories of the Fogarty's glory days?</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015 Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015 Alexander Walter 2016-01-12T16:52:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T10:45:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0a1tyiryhz0txcat.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brutalism lost the good fight in 2015. [...] Demolition on another building by Johansen began late last year as well: Stage Theater, once known as the Mummers Theater, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman&lsquo;s Steve Lackmeyer called the 1970 project the number-one modernist building in the city that should have been spared. [....] Preservationists had hoped to turn it into a children&rsquo;s museum. Models of the building show what a delightful museum it might have made [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Brutalike stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134282068/brutalism-the-great-architectural-polarizer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism: the great architectural polarizer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141894387/new-movement-urges-to-call-brutalism-heroic-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New movement urges to call Brutalism 'Heroic' instead</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145531770/preserving-a-home-in-all-its-marred-glory Preserving a Home in All Its Marred Glory Nam Henderson 2016-01-11T23:24:00-05:00 >2016-01-12T12:11:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6ql3enk84abjx93j.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Their biggest challenge was securing the house&rsquo;s foundation....Other work included stabilizing the walls by injecting adhesive between the lath and plaster with a veterinarian&rsquo;s needle and transforming a small bathroom into an elevator shaft</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jori Finkel profiles Carlie Wilmans&nbsp;founder of 500 Capp Street Foundation. The foundation was established to&nbsp;stabilize and preserve 500 Capp Street (exterior, interior,&nbsp;site-specific&nbsp;installations) in San Francisco, which was the longtime home and studio of the Conceptual artist David Ireland (1930-2009).</p><p>On a related note, check out the discussion regarding&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145189824/never-the-same-river-twice-experimental-preservation-and-architectural-authorship-with-jorge-otero-pailos-on-archinect-sessions-47" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, from Archinect Sessions #47</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145189824/never-the-same-river-twice-experimental-preservation-and-architectural-authorship-with-jorge-otero-pailos-on-archinect-sessions-47 "Never the Same River Twice" – Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, on Archinect Sessions #47 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-07T19:19:00-05:00 >2016-01-11T16:54:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8o4jw0xr6dqioqn.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect, artist, and experimental preservationist <a href="http://www.oteropailos.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jorge Otero-Pailos</a> has <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=VoiwtjnR1WUC&amp;pg=PA53&amp;lpg=PA53&amp;dq=david+gissen+subnature+jorge+otero+pailos&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=MWIoRRKO7S&amp;sig=5Vtfao2jddZRNZLN55lmShSndPQ&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjwl-ei4pjKAhVC_WMKHeTnCJUQ6AEIIzAB#v=onepage&amp;q=david%20gissen%20subnature%20jorge%20otero%20pailos&amp;f=false" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">created scents</a> for Philip Johnson's Glass House, removed centuries of dust from the inside of Trajan's Column with latex, and is the&nbsp;newly appointed director of the Historic Preservation program at Columbia University's GSAPP, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115813747/screen-print-27-future-anterior-a-champion-of-historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">where he also began the "Future Anterior" journal</a>. And this week, he joins us on the podcast to discuss ideas that he mulls over constantly in his work &ndash; what role should originality play in architecture? What's at stake when discourse and criticism come to rely more on representations than the&nbsp;<em>in situ&nbsp;</em>structure? And what role do media and virtual realities play in all of this?</p><p>This episode is brought to you by BQE ArchiOffice, the only office and project management software designed specifically for architects. Check out their offer for Archinect Sessions listeners at <a href="http://bqe.com/startups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bqe.com/startups</a>.</p><p>Listen to episode 47 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Never the Same River Twice":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145195457/another-bittersweet-look-at-hotel-okura-s-legacy-as-redesign-is-underway Another bittersweet look at Hotel Okura's legacy, as redesign is underway Justine Testado 2016-01-07T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T16:16:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s43i2pnd9amvibov.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The company promised to &ldquo;faithfully reproduce&rdquo; several beloved artifacts in the lobby, including wall tapestries, paper lanterns and sliding doors, the lacquered furnishings and map of time zones...But those plans have done little to assuage the concerns of preservationists, many of whom contend that Tokyo is destroying its greatest postwar architectural assets to accommodate the 2020 Olympics and a recent surge in tourism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Times profiles the historic Hotel Okura Tokyo, which began reconstruction last September, much to the dismay of preservationists worldwide. The Times covers its modernist legacy and the pressures of the real estate and tourist market that Tokyo can't avoid.</p><p>Previous news about the Hotel Okura:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141014066/hurry-if-you-want-to-own-a-piece-of-tokyo-s-iconic-modernist-hotel-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hurry if you want to own a piece of Tokyo's iconic modernist Hotel Okura</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129095383/as-the-okura-says-sayonara-tokyo-doesn-t-seem-to-care-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care much</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144438812/whatever-the-architecture-memorializing-a-structure-for-its-memories Whatever the architecture, memorializing a structure for its memories Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-28T17:57:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T00:45:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3fgwzhdj9igx3dzb.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bank buildings have become bars. Football grounds have been turned into prestige housing. All things must pass. Buildings that have outlived their purpose have no right to be preserved perpetually in a Prince Charles-style attempt to stop the clock on history. Sentimentality about an imagined past is a British disease. For all that, the emotional link between a building like the Washington Post&rsquo;s and the people who once worked there will live on, for years to come.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More pieces on the cultural history of demolished or renovated structures:</p><ul><li><a title="Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114040210/saving-buildings-with-social-media-or-not" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not)</a></li><li><a title="The Folly of Saving What You Kill" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98609130/the-folly-of-saving-what-you-kill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Folly of Saving What You Kill</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Historic Status&quot; won't protect against demolition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92844618/historic-status-won-t-protect-against-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Historic Status" won't protect against demolition</a></li><li><a title="Interactive Decay" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78412774/interactive-decay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interactive Decay</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143913586/mayor-less-rome-s-logistical-battle-to-invest-in-its-past-and-present Mayor-less Rome's logistical battle to invest in its past and present Justine Testado 2015-12-21T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-01-04T18:59:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/ro6oxks0e9n8cmnd.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While some residents may be more concerned about their overflowing rubbish bins than maintaining ancient monuments, for many the survival of modern Rome will depend on the preservation of the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Rome moves forward without a mayor, the city is taking on the restoration of both the Colosseum and the&nbsp;Porta Maggiore basilica while updating the modern city.</p><p>More about Rome on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122515225/was-rome-really-a-city-of-marble" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Was Rome really a "City of Marble"?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121377224/a-breakneck-tour-of-contemporary-architecture-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A breakneck tour of contemporary architecture in Rome</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123353657/contemporary-art-in-an-8th-century-roman-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary Art in an 8th-Century Roman Church</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143131227/foster-partners-hok-among-shortlisted-for-massive-palace-of-westminster-restoration-project Foster + Partners, HOK among shortlisted for massive Palace of Westminster restoration project Alexander Walter 2015-12-12T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:27:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5en85525lsq9n2ck.jpg" width="514" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alongside the companies shortlisted for the management services, four of the UK&rsquo;s largest architectural practices have been shortlisted to provide architectural advice. The companies shortlisted are Allies &amp; Morrison, BDP, Foster &amp; Partners and HOK. [...] The report, produced by Deloitte Real Estate, Aecom and HOK, stated that the major works would cost between &pound;3.5bn and &pound;5.7bn and take between five and 40 years to complete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122062298/with-london-s-palace-of-westminster-crumbling-the-british-government-may-have-to-find-a-new-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With London's Palace of Westminster crumbling, the British government may have to find a new home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106402302/london-skyline-campaigners-dismay-as-unesco-ignores-risk-to-westminster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London skyline campaigners' dismay as Unesco ignores risk to Westminster</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141818923/saudi-arabia-s-uneasy-relationship-with-its-cultural-heritage-of-mecca-and-medina Saudi Arabia's uneasy relationship with its cultural heritage of Mecca and Medina Alexander Walter 2015-11-24T13:45:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T21:20:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lc6278xjxkiw0f7.jpg" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The systematic destruction of Saudi Arabia is under way&mdash;in silence. Historic mosques, tombs, mausoleums, monuments and houses: more than 90% of the old quarters of the holiest cities of Islam has been razed to make room for a new urban landscape of hotels, shopping centres and apartment blocks. [...] Construction works have already transformed Mecca and Medina into cities without a past, dominated by skyscrapers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ca/cad9ol1pg1mv5qmv.jpg"></p><p>Built in 1780 and leveled in 2002 for the construction of the Makkah Royal Clock Tower hotel complex, the Ottoman Ajyad Fortress is just one of many historic sites that are being destroyed and replaced by hotel towers, condo skyscrapers and parking lots.&nbsp;</p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136420934/more-than-50-dead-after-crane-collapses-on-mecca-s-grand-mosque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More than 50 dead after crane collapses on Mecca's Grand Mosque</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110235274/has-mecca-been-robbed-of-its-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has Mecca Been Robbed of its History?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127538363/world-s-largest-hotel-under-construction-in-mecca-and-it-s-worse-than-you-thought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's largest hotel under construction in Mecca &mdash; and it's worse than you thought</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60101271/mecca-s-mega-architecture-casts-shadow-over-hajj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecca's mega architecture casts shadow over hajj</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition Julia Ingalls 2015-11-19T17:47:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:25:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un2b1ibwp1rwecud.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When executives at Taco Bell found out that the Downey building that housed their first restaurant was at risk of being demolished, they ordered the store &ldquo;to go.&rdquo; The birthplace of the Mexican fast food chain, located on Firestone Boulevard, is up on rails and ready to roll. Founder Glen Bell built the mission style building in 1962 and on Thursday night at 10:30, store &ldquo;Numero Uno&rdquo; will begin the 45-mile ride to company headquarters in Irvine.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The original Taco Bell was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118442689/moments-in-fast-food-urbanism-first-taco-bell-may-be-demolished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initially threatened with demolition</a> back in January. For all the best coverage of food-related design, do check out:</p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upstarts: Design, Bitches</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/nt2x46takddpdn3x.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40015880/a-journey-from-architecture-and-design-to-gourmet-dog-food" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Journey from Architecture and Design to Gourmet Dog Food</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1o/1ob4ap8n7n3hlyll.jpg"></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740545/how-architects-are-redesigning-schools-that-encourage-kids-to-eat-healthier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architects are redesigning schools that encourage kids to eat healthier</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rl/rljk4sm6pgnz1u5i.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141431404/the-creative-fight-to-save-a-masterpiece-of-lexington-modernism-from-the-wrecking-ball The creative fight to save a masterpiece of Lexington modernism from the wrecking ball Alexander Walter 2015-11-19T12:03:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cce3b250df2869278b3065f0da7162e.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 1962, the People&rsquo;s Bank has distinct glossy, off-teal bricks and a sawtooth, vaulted rooftop. The building is not only one of the finest remaining examples of Googie commercial architecture in Kentucky &mdash; it is one of the finest examples in the nation. However, after years of neglect, locals are working to ensure that the building isn&rsquo;t leveled into a movie theater parking lot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140806811/only-one-vote-left-before-marina-city-can-become-official-city-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Only one vote left before Marina City can become official city landmark</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. City Council Officially Votes Norms Restaurant as "Historic and Cultural Landmark"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has preservation become too conservative and elitist?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141282923/a-young-designer-rethinking-how-we-memorialize-collective-trauma A young designer rethinking how we memorialize collective trauma Nicholas Korody 2015-11-17T13:46:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:12:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sdti5gnog9g9u1lq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Sara Zewde] argues that while the traditional monument commemorates a singular event or individual by placing an object in a space that is a break from its surroundings, the 400-year practice of African enslavement demands a different approach. &ldquo;For Afro-descended people, you wake up every day with the legacy of slavery,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;How do you deal with that spatially?&rdquo; One approach is to translate cultural practices into spatial ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kx7esg05i0pl9lrr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2v0dwtkf6r4e3cw.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen The Queen's Architect: listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with Jens Bertelsen Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-16T14:01:00-05:00 >2015-11-20T15:30:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zp00vtme1nozsdet.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast, I speak with Jens Bertelsen &ndash; a Danish architect specializing in historic preservation, who since 2011 has called himself "The Queen's Architect." Bertelsen&rsquo;s official title under the Danish monarch (Queen Margrethe II) translates to something like &ldquo;Royal Building Inspector,&rdquo; &ldquo;Royal Builder&rdquo; or &ldquo;Royal Surveyor,&rdquo; but essentially means he's responsible for making sure that all the structures belonging to the monarchy stay in shape, and ideally, in use. This includes buildings like the&nbsp;Danish Parliament and the royal family&rsquo;s winter home, Amalienborg Castle.</p><p>Bertelsen's firm, <a href="http://bsarkitekter.dk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bertelsen &amp; Scheving</a>, was founded in 2007 in Copenhagen, and specializes in historic preservation work. Bertelsen will hold the Royal Builder position until 2016.</p><p>Listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #2 with <strong>Jens Bertelsen</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe the the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140966699/edinburgh-s-own-officials-are-mucking-up-the-city-s-historic-architecture-says-former-daily-mail-editor Edinburgh's own officials are mucking up the city's historic architecture, says former Daily Mail editor Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-13T04:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:40:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqb8ds94ea2h8o2e.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The effect is a curious one, as if a voluptuous society beauty has opened her mouth to smile at you, only to reveal a thin row of rotting teeth. [...] Depressingly, the numpties and panjandrums who sit on Edinburgh city council have squandered the opportunity to heal the wounds of the past. [...] What is it with this city, whose custodians, over centuries, seem to be ashamed of having so much natural beauty bestowed upon it and constantly seek ways to diminish it?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/140958669/the-new-monument-men-with-3d-cameras-and-gps-data-against-cultural-annihilation-in-syria-and-beyond The new Monument Men: with 3D cameras and GPS data against cultural annihilation in Syria and beyond Alexander Walter 2015-11-12T19:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:40:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8kwvv96bsb6l562.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s why a team from the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) is turning to the next best option&mdash;using technology to protect cultural heritage. Founded in 2012 by Roger Michel, IDA is a joint effort between Harvard University and Oxford University to create an open-source database of high-resolution images and three-dimensional graphics of things like paper and papyrus documents, epigraphs and small artifacts. Work on what IDA has named the Million Image Database began in early 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/95ryi215hh3z9hu6.jpg"></p><p>The photo shows the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135031859/isis-blows-up-2-000-year-old-baalshamin-temple-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baal Shamin temple</a> prior to its destruction. Volunteers of the&nbsp;Institute for Digital Archaeology were able to digitally archive the 2,000-year-old&nbsp;structure for the&nbsp;<a href="http://digitalarchaeology.org.uk/new-page/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Million Image Database</a> project just in time before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127649418/isis-militants-seize-control-of-ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS fighters seized control</a> of Palmyra's historic site.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138261747/isis-militants-have-reportedly-blown-up-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS militants have reportedly blown up Palmyra's Arch of Triumph</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135031859/isis-blows-up-2-000-year-old-baalshamin-temple-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS blows up 2,000-year-old Baalshamin temple in Palmyra</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121736292/isis-continues-destruction-of-ancient-artefacts-burns-mosul-library-smashes-antique-statues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103117907/pbs-premiere-of-time-scanners-brings-3d-digital-preservation-technology-to-a-wider-audience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS' premiere of "Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140542726/owen-hatherley-on-kiev-s-struggle-with-its-soviet-architectural-heritage Owen Hatherley on Kiev's struggle with its Soviet architectural heritage Alexander Walter 2015-11-06T17:07:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T21:36:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbf655655f4e58d3627a235d3d015ff6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a reminder that decommunisation&nbsp;is a project which might actually be physically impossible to execute in full, which hopefully begs the question &mdash;&nbsp;if Soviet Ukraine can't be wished away, what should be conserved, and what should be rejected? [...] The nationalist purging of any traces of socialism from the landscape is a fool&rsquo;s errand at best, gross historical revisionism at worst.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130182129/owen-hatherley-on-the-mass-housing-history-of-moscow-s-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Owen Hatherley on the mass housing history of Moscow&rsquo;s suburbs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135802570/moscow-skaters-reclaiming-hidden-spaces-on-top-of-soviet-era-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow skaters reclaiming hidden spaces on top of Soviet-era buildings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115193283/paradise-lost-the-enduring-legacy-of-a-soviet-era-utopian-workers-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paradise lost? The enduring legacy of a Soviet-era utopian workers&rsquo; district</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140503384/editor-s-picks-434 Editor's Picks #434 Nam Henderson 2015-11-06T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-11-06T12:26:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tirxqjqgfnregoh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;highlighted the work of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139051283/the-school-of-helpful-knocks-the-experiential-pedagogy-of-design-build-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Build Research (DBR), based in Vancouver, British Columbia</a>. Currently a non-profit institute led by architect Michael Green&nbsp;and creative entrepreneur Scott Hawthorn, one of the earliest projects was building a theater when TED headquarters&rsquo; moved from Long Beach, California to Vancouver.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/3k/3kl919evha9h5956.jpg"></p><p><strong>zenza</strong> commented "<em>I was a part of the TED Talk stage design/build (I`m in the last photo actually!). &nbsp;It was a fantastic experience and I learned a lot...Having learned extremely little about construction and the act of assembling things in school, this program offered an awesome addition to my design education.</em>"</p><p>Meanwhile the latest edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>: featured the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">October 2015 issue of the </a><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Journal of Architectural Education</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, volume 69: "</a><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/issues/smlxl#/page1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S,M,L,XL</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1vbkqvc0vmfued4.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Belmont Freeman (principal of Belmont Freeman Architects, an award-winning design firm in New York City) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">penned an essay</a> questioning whether preservation has become too conservative and elitist? What&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eva...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139956397/has-preservation-become-too-conservative-and-elitist Has preservation become too conservative and elitist? Nicholas Korody 2015-10-28T19:05:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T00:46:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xbqxv225fxs6ow2.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I would like to argue that a more potent threat to the ongoing political viability of historic preservation is the perception that the preservation industry has become a conservative, indeed revanchist force; that it is elitist and sometimes even racist in its abetment of gentrification. How did this happen? Historic preservation in New York, according to the favored creation myth, was born in the postwar era as a progressive grassroots movement...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/139474587/meet-the-preservationist-trying-to-revolutionize-historic-house-museums Meet the preservationist trying to revolutionize historic house museums Nicholas Korody 2015-10-21T18:12:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:01:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8vmx8hx6jncof2w.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"One of the problems with house museums is you keep kind of circling back to the same people who come&hellip;.Eventually they are going to die and there's going to be no one coming to your parties," [says Franklin] Vagnone [the executive director of New York City's Historic House Trust]. He wants nothing less than to revive interest in the house museum. Museums don't need to think about "changing the color of their garment&hellip;what they need to do is completely change their outfit..."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/139317745/can-helmut-jahn-s-thompson-center-be-saved Can Helmut Jahn's Thompson Center be saved? Alexander Walter 2015-10-19T13:56:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:14:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0uthp3a06c2taebt.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I confess that I feel the sort of ambivalence toward the James R. Thompson Center as I did toward Prentice Women's Hospital: I do understand why people want to raze it, I don't find it pretty, I understand the functional problems. But all the same, I believe the Thompson Center should be saved. [...] Chicago remains full of examples of money and vision coming together to create wonderful buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Chicago preservation stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131580214/chicago-s-iconic-marina-city-could-be-headed-for-landmark-status" target="_blank">Chicago's iconic Marina City could be headed for landmark status</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84213969/prentice-hospital-could-become-modern-architecture-s-penn-station-moment" target="_blank">Prentice Hospital Could Become Modern Architecture&rsquo;s &lsquo;Penn Station Moment&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138100555/as-hammers-clang-and-views-vanish As hammers clang and views vanish Nam Henderson 2015-10-03T11:03:00-04:00 >2015-10-05T10:30:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4fk4e2msgv5s4ys.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>residents are taking aim at the disruption caused by construction, the uprooting of cherished institutions, the buildings&rsquo; designs and the ever-higher prices attached to the housing that they fear will alter neighborhoods fundamentally.</p></em><br /><br /><p>C. J. Hughes examines how some NYC residents are reacting to an ongoing boom in construction, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/08/18/reshaping-new-york/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">enabled/exemplified by&nbsp;the rezoning of 37 percent of the city under the Bloomberg administration</a>.&nbsp;From filing noise complaints, pushing for height&nbsp;moratoriums, to fighting against the loss of public space and/or services.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135346122/it-s-lights-out-at-the-old-okura-reconstruction-of-the-iconic-tokyo-hotel-starts-next-week It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week Alexander Walter 2015-08-28T15:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T15:05:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e2gova57fqjxpak.jpg" width="514" height="418" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tokyo&rsquo;s venerable Hotel Okura is getting a remake, starting next week. Over the course of the past 53 years since its opening on May 20, 1962, the Okura, located in Toranomon, has earned an unsurpassed reputation both at home and abroad as a luxury hotel to represent Japan. The hotel said in a statement that it will maintain the Japanese traditional aesthetics and the basics of the architecture style of Hotel Okura.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129095383/as-the-okura-says-sayonara-tokyo-doesn-t-seem-to-care-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care much</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a></li></ul><p>And before the wrecking ball ends an era of Japanese 1960s Modernism to make way for the <em>new</em>, shiny, 41-story, $836M Okura Hotel,&nbsp;here a few more impressions of all its glory on the way out.</p><p>Rest in peace, old friend, and say hi to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/29855/demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the ones we've lost</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1l/1lumj7kdc18zwvyd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2myk5ksaigtecxuk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7k2xx8ro5o0yojj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4glgmcz2uko837x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxfqg5ye3cix1gux.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcmx4rhkzrrp6ytr.jpg"></p><p>All images via <em>Monocle Magazine</em>'s <a href="http://savetheokura.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">savetheokura.com</a> petition site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135184637/rowan-moore-on-the-seemingly-erratic-decision-making-in-historic-preservation Rowan Moore on the seemingly erratic decision-making in historic preservation Alexander Walter 2015-08-26T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T13:08:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1ymg18tf3t207mg.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These are confusing times in the business of protecting the country&rsquo;s architectural heritage. [...] Recently, two large modernist buildings were up for consideration for listing: the British Library in St Pancras, and an East End council estate, Robin Hood Gardens. Both have been controversial [...] Yet the library has been granted the immortality of a Grade I listing, while the estate has been denied recognition and is set to be demolished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42890487/robin-hood-gardens-set-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens Set For Demolition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131877038/postmodern-no-1-poultry-divides-architects-in-debate-over-recent-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Postmodern No 1 Poultry divides architects in debate over recent heritage</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135037491/extending-an-abandoned-vocabulary-the-new-yorker-profiles-robert-a-m-stern Extending an abandoned vocabulary: The New Yorker profiles Robert A.M. Stern Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T15:12:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m7c2hwj97kpaclm.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York has seen twenty-first-century buildings in early-twentieth-century drag before, but 30 Park Place stands out, both for its size [...] and for its location&mdash;cheek-by-jowl with some of the most ambitious buildings to emerge from the current high-rise boom [...] &ldquo;We&rsquo;re transposing a nineteen-thirties language to lower Manhattan, which has gotten overrun with glass and abstraction,&rdquo; the architect said in a recent interview. &ldquo;People want to look at buildings and make connections.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert A.M. Stern Architects in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791831/this-250m-mega-penthouse-might-become-new-york-s-priciest-home" target="_blank">This $250M mega penthouse might become New York's priciest home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109657265/nyc-s-most-expensive-condo-to-be-listed-at-130-million" target="_blank">NYC&rsquo;s Most Expensive Condo to Be Listed at $130 Million</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings" target="_blank">"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134030277/van-der-rohe-s-lafayette-park-and-three-other-sites-named-national-historic-landmark Van der Rohe's Lafayette Park and three other sites named National Historic Landmark Alexander Walter 2015-08-11T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T18:41:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lktzb904z2otkq1r.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lafayette Park, the neighborhood northeast of downtown dotted with high-rises and townhouses, and known for its modern architecture, has attained the status of national historic landmark. [...] The neighborhood consists of a 78-acre housing development designed and realized by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, considered a master of modern architecture. It was founded by developer Herb Greenwald to help keep the middle class in the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The three other sites that also recently gained landmark status are:</p><ul><li>George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia</li><li>Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Jefferson County, Colorado</li><li>First Peoples Buffalo Jump in Cascade County, Montana</li></ul><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12264/mies-van-der-rohe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MvdR</a>-related in Archinect's <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a></em> section: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133573310/completing-mies-van-der-rohe-s-brick-country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Completing Mies van der Rohe's Brick Country House</a></p>